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Science in Poland, 2004-08

Poland's world share of science and social-science papers over a recent five-year period, expressed as a percentage of papers in each of 21 fields in the Clarivate Analytics database. Also, Poland's relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.

  Field Percentage of papers
from Poland
Relative impact
compared to world
Physics 2.74 -5
Chemistry 2.57 -35
Mathematics 2.32 -21
Space Science 2.31 +15
Materials Science 2.14 -41
Plant & Animal Science 2.13 -51
Environment/Ecology 1.69 -40
Biology & Biochemistry 1.65 -46
Engineering 1.62 -25
Poland's overall percent share, all fields: 1.55
Pharmacology & Toxicology 1.52 -34
Computer Science 1.32 -28
Geosciences 1.31 -50
Agricultural Sciences 1.19 -12
Immunology 1.13 -48
Molecular Biology & Genetics 1.00 -47
Neuroscience & Behavior 0.95 -43
Microbiology 0.85 -54
Clinical Medicine 0.79 +3
Psychiatry/Psychology 0.28 -27
Social Sciences 0.27 -55
Economics & Business 0.22 -52

Between 2004 and 2008, Clarivate Analytics indexed 75,631 papers that listed at least one author address in Poland. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals categorized under the heading of physics. As the right-hand column shows, the citations-per-paper (impact) average for physics papers from Poland during 2004-08 was just 5% below the world impact figure in that field (3.94 citations per paper for Poland, versus a world mark of 4.16 cites per paper). In space science, by contrast, research from Poland exceeded the world average by 15%. The impact of Poland-based research also topped the world mark in clinical medicine (3% above) and was comparatively strong in agricultural sciences.

SOURCE: National Science Indicators, 1981-2008 (containing listings of output and citation statistics for more than 170 countries; available in standard and deluxe versions from the Research Services Group).

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